Back to Work

The past six weeks with our sweet son — and with each other — have been so wonderful. That’s right. Nick was very fortunate to receive six weeks paid paternity leave from his company. Have you ever heard of something so awesome? And let me tell you — he took advantage of each and every minute.

From snuggling with Sammy and dancing with him around the living room to taking walks through the park and reading books at bedtime, he is such an amazing father. He’s a pretty amazing husband, too. He brewed our coffee every morning, brought me countless glasses of water while I was nursing, and prepared dinner almost every night.

But today he had to return to work. Needless to say, we missed him a whole lot. And not just because he was our chauffeur for the past month-and-a-half. Or because while he was home, I was able to shower every morning … and dry my hair and put on makeup. (I know not all new mommas have that luxury.) No, we missed him most because he makes us laugh with silly songs and stories and goofy faces. He’s that kind of dad. And I think he really missed us today, too. So much so that he came home for lunch. Which he never did before, but I won’t take it personally. I’d drop everything just to see this smile, too.

I know we won’t be so lucky to see Daddy every day during lunch, but a certain little someone really enjoyed the treat today.

8 thoughts on “Back to Work

  1. Sammy is so cute, and that’s awesome Nick got that much time off and that he even got to come home today. I hope the rest of the time without him at home goes smoothly. I am impressed how often you’re able to post with a newborn, and I hope you’re able to keep it up, because I love seeing the sweet updates!

  2. That is so generous of his company! I’m glad you were able to spend that long together. Good luck adjusting without him in the home during the day!

  3. That is really cool that y’all were able to be together 24/7 for 6 weeks! Kudos to Nick’s company! Also, when I was on my maternity leave, I was lucky if I brushed my teeth before lunch time! Gross, I know! Y’all are so blessed! 🙂 And, my goodness what a handsome little man y’all have there!!!

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